Welcome to the Velocity Filter SHIP



The SHIP (Separator for Heavy Ion reaction Products) is an electromagnetic separator which has been designed for the synthesis and investigation of superheavy elements. The six heaviest elements with proton numbers 107-112 which are presently comprised in the periodic table have been discovered at SHIP. Further subjects of investigation are the spectroscopy of neutron deficient heavy nuclei, nuclear reaction studies and precision mass measurements. SHIP

Velocity Filter SHIP
Image source: GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung (click for detail)
Velocity Filter SHIP